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Funky Smell in Ductwork

Hello all, I performed an audit the other day and one of the homeowners' largest concerns was a funky smell in the ducts that serve the up…

Started by Patrick Michaelyan

13 Nov 21, 2012
Reply by Patrick Michaelyan

AirGenerate Heat Pump Water Heaters - any experience?

I'm in sunny humid Florida and have had great luck with air source heat pump water heaters, particularly the GE models.80+% of water heater…

Started by Curt Kinder

5 Nov 20, 2012
Reply by John C. Semmelhack

"an Ocean of Air"

We live at the bottom of "an Ocean of Air" The power of the atmosphere is pretty, pretty darn impressive yet we seem to take it for granted…

Started by John Brooks

18 Nov 17, 2012
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Home performance pro Corbett Lunsford underlines the importance of home performance testing in the aftermath of Indiana home explosion.

"The real tragedy is that if this was a faulty furnace it could have been prevented. Cleaning and servicing your furnace is not a bad idea,…

Started by Mike Kandel

0 Nov 16, 2012

Doggy Doors...What to do?

I did an audit yesterday and found out that a single doggy door was responsible for 1,300 CFM50 of air leakage (in an already-leaky house..…

Started by Patrick Michaelyan

14 Nov 16, 2012
Reply by Patrick Michaelyan

thinking in 3 dimensions

I had a Eureka moment about 10 years ago. Folks like us who look at buildings tend to simplify them and miss too much.  Not only are buildi…

Started by Pat Dundon

3 Nov 13, 2012
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What Air Conditioning unit should you choose?

If you have a false ceiling you can use Ceiling mounted cassette system. If you have hard ceiling but still want a unit on the ceiling you…

Started by Caan Soloman

0 Nov 12, 2012

Dense pack cellulose in enclosed rim joist

Hey all, We recently hired a new tech that has previously done a bunch of Home Performance work on the East coast and he has turned me on…

Started by Tom Walther

24 Nov 9, 2012
Reply by Tom Walther

Over 150 Programs Nationwide Specify BPI Credentials for Quality Assurance

Malta, NY, November 7, 2012 - Demand for BPI's core certifications continues to grow as 150+ government, utility and manufacturer energy ef…

Started by Mike Kandel

0 Nov 7, 2012

Winter condensation on windows in a house that is very well insulated.

This is my first post and I hope I have the formate correct, I live and build in central Pennsylvania. I built a house in 2004 using what I…

Started by Eric M. Fletcher

53 Nov 5, 2012
Reply by Robert Riversong

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